How to Apply for Homes

There are five steps for you to follow in choosing your new home.

Step 1 - Membership

You are automatically a member of Home4U if you are accepted onto the Common Housing Register. You need to complete an online application form by clicking on the Register button at the top of the page. If you do not have access to a computer and the internet you can access self-service computers and free internet access in the Council’s Customer Service Centre or Local Libraries.

Step 2 - Registration

Once you have applied and been accepted onto the Register you will be registered on the Home4U scheme and allocated a unique Home4U number.

Step 3 - Choosing & Bidding

You can see the available properties on the Home4U website at If you find a property you would like to move to then as long as you are eligible, you can bid for it. You can place a maximum of three bids in any one week.

Step 4 - The Offer

If your bid is at the top of the list you will be invited you to view the property. If you like it and, after all the usual checks you are eligible, you will be offered the property.

Step 5 - Feedback

You can view the results of previous bidding cycles, including how many people bid for each property and the band and points level of the successful bidder in the feedback section.